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Scribbler Too

Scribbler Too: Sample Image 1
(click here to see the large image)

Scribbler Too is quite an addictive online drawing tool. It does not draw straight lines; instead strokes connect to existing lines if they are in their influence area. Try it and you will see what I mean.

Interestingly this tool creates a new drawing experience. Instead of focusing on individual lines I drew my attention to the entire image and the relation of the lines. I was amazed at the results considering that I only used a mouse to draw (which with other drawing programs creates pretty bad scrawly images).

The influence of the lines on the brush behaviour is an interesting effect that really only works in a digital environment. Below are some more drawings that I made today.

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Incredibly Strange: Movie Marathon 09

It seems I survived the 24 hour Incredibly Strange Movie Marathon over the weekend. Here is the lineup:

The Secret Four/Kansas City Confidential (1952)

(opening sequence)

Zombieland (2009)

Road House (1989)

Forbidden World (1982)

Vice Squad (1982)

Paranormal Activity (2007)

Maidens of Fetish Street (1969) part of The Abnormal Female

Maidens of Fetish Street (part of The Abnormal Female)
(Couldn't find a trailer but here's a photostream on Flickr)

Mill of the Stone Women (1960)

Night Train to Terror (1985)

Night Train to Terror
(Watch the trailer here.)

The Visitor/Stridulum (1979)

The Informant! (2009)

Creature From Black Lake (1976)

Creature From Black Lake
(Couldn't find anything on this film.)

Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf / Stirba: Werewolf Bitch (1985)

Commando (1985)

That's all folks.
Including some very short breaks it lasted about 25 hours nonstop.

Here are the instructions for this year's movie marathon:

And if you still don't have enough here are some trailers for the Movie Marathon itself. Enjoy!

A million thanks to Ant Simpson and everyone involved for a fantastic weekend!



I hardly ever play Flash games, but this one got me hooked: Cyclomaniacs

The gameplay couldn't be simpler: cycle, jump and spin. You get extra boost for stunts (sommersaults and wheelies), access to new levels and cyclists if you accomplish special goals (finish in 60 seconds, do 3 forward sommersaults, etc...) and with price money you can buy speed, acceleration, spin etc... Overall there are 20 cyclists on different bikes and all of them behave differently and are more or less suitable for each of the 26 different tracks.

And in a strange way one of the cyclists, Farty Pants, strongly reminds me of my former animation teacher Mr. Felix – now out and about for the last 6 years or so cycling Southeast Asia.

Here is a little Making of... from the developers of the game.

Highly recommended, especially if you actually have tons of more important things on your plate!

Melbourne Part 2

Melbourne Panorama View

Some snapshots of Melbourne city, Flemington (the district where I live now), some people I live with and some fellow students.

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Winter´s Almost Gone

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Or so we hope. It was a really nice Sunday yesterday. Actually I wanted to go to Sydney this weekend, but we have to do a lot for next week. However, I had to find out that good intentions like 'Yes, I will work for university this weekend...' don´t differ from the very same intentions while studying in Austria. I.e: the weekend is a weekend is a weekend is a weekend is a weekend... I still have a lot of things to do.

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Housewarming Party...

Hiro's Birthday

... well, not exactly, actually it was Hiro´s (on the very left) birthday, but it was the first time when it was not freezing at all.

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Time Out

Lounge lamp, Melbourne

That´s the »Lounge« which is located quite central in the city. Prices are moderate, maybe that´s the reason why it is a well-visited students location. It´s not a secret hot tip, that´s for sure, but a nice bar/club/restaurant to go to.

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Prüfungszeit hat begonnen!


Exam time in Dornbirn started. This time it´s rather nice - just three exams. Seems that the unpleasant times like the exam week of last semester are over now. However, alot of projects have to be finished. Doesn´t matter. I´m out here soon (strange homepage, huh?). On May 31 I received my student visa from the Australian Embassy. I never thought that I could say this one day about a public authority, but I´m really impressed by the fast processing of my visa. I sent a fax to Berlin on Friday and got my visa mailed on Saturday. Sometimes I wish that local authorities would take a leaf out of this book. By the way, the picture above was taken with my new digital ixus which I bought for my semester abroad in Australia.

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